Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Blisters & Brews 5k Fundraiser Race

2018 Blisters & Brews 5k Fundraiser Race

The 3nd Annual Blisters & Brews 5k Fundraiser Race returns on the morning of Saturday, September 15th, giving Festival patrons the opportunity to exercise before the Festival. The 5k Race, sponsored by BootDoctors™ Paragon Outdoors, raises money for the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program in remembrance of honored festival friend Felix Snow. The race highlights the natural beauty of Telluride as racers climb up the town's River Trail and take in unobstructed views of the iconic Ingram Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Through registration fees, donations and the generous support of the Telluride community, we proudly raised over $1,750 for the Telluride Adaptive Ski Program. We're looking forward to another amazing year of support. Registrations are now open!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Tickets

2018 Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are on sale now for the 25th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival held September 14-16, 2018 in the world famous mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the festival boasts three days of music, comedy, craft beer, yoga, art and entertainment in the iconic Telluride Town Park set against a backdrop of stunning 13,000-ft mountain peaks. Limited quantities are available for Early Bird 3-Day, VIP Passes, 4-Day Camping, Campground Vehicle, RV Passes, and the Fundraiser Dinner for Music Maker Relief Foundation (includes VIP Pass). Don't miss out! Buy early and save!
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Volunteer

Join Our Team - Sign Up To Volunteer

We invite you and your friends to volunteer for the 25th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in gorgeous Telluride, Colorado. Volunteer for two shifts and earn a 3-Day festival pass and a staff t-shirt. Applications open on Thursday, March 1st. We appreciate all of our volunteers, especially those of you who come back year after year, bringing your experience and enthusiasm to the festival. You are all an integral part of the event and we could not do it without you! Become a part of our volunteer family this year.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | Music Maker Relief Foundation Fundraiser Dinner

Fundraiser Dinner with Music Maker Relief Foundation

Join us for an unparalleled musical, cultural and culinary experience! On Thursday, September 13th, we are hosting an evening of live music, dinner and a special studio recording with a festival artist to support the Music Maker Relief Foundation. This fundraising event will be held at the intimate, mountainside recording studio, Studio In The Clouds, located in the towering San Juan Mountains surrounding Telluride. Attendees will be picked up and transported to the Studio in the Clouds where they will be treated to an exquisite, seasonal dinner menu prepared by Bravo TV's "Top Chef" competitor and owner of Telluride's own 221 South Oak restaurant, Eliza Gavin. This event gives attendees a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and get an exclusive, inside look at the recording process while watching artists create a record. Attendees will take home a one-of-a-kind copy of the recording and a signed souvenir to commemorate the experience.
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | VIP Experience

Blues & Brews VIP Experience

Blues & Brews offers a top-notch VIP experience right on the festival grounds and adjacent to the Town Park Stage. Our VIP section will give fans a premium view of the Main Stage with seating and shade. Guests will be treated to a weekend of exclusive amenities including private entrance, gratis beer, wine and non alcoholic beverage services, light snacks, upscale VIP restrooms and much more.
Anders Osborne - "Big Talk" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Anders Osborne | "Big Talk" Live at Blues & Brews

From the moment the Swedish native put down roots in New Orleans after traveling the world, he has become an irreplaceable part of that city’s musical landscape. Profoundly confessional songwriting, a voice that summons forth and conquers demons, and guitar work that pierces the soul, Anders’ work is incomparable. We’ve had him play this festival more than any other artist and with good reason. His authenticity and dedication to the blues form, which he fuses with rock ferocity and his unflinching lyricism, is the gold standard of modern blues music. Watch this high energy live rendition of "Big Talk" from the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Anders Osborne - "Sentimental Times" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Anders Osborne | "Sentimental Times" Live at Blues & Brews

“This song was written for the Peace record recorded at Dockside Studios back in 2013. The co-producer and engineer Warren Riker was a big part of that record. The song was first intended to be written about missing my dear departed mother, but I switched gear a little bit and made it about feeling sentimental. Festival Director Steve Gumble and his crew at Blues & Brews have always treated me and my bands like family. Love em!” Watch this stunning live rendition of "Sentimental Times" from the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
The Blind Boys of Alabama - "Amazing Grace" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

The Blind Boys of Alabama | "Amazing Grace" Live at Blues & Brews

Testify! Hailed as "gospel titans" by Rolling Stone, The Blind Boys of Alabama first rose to fame in the segregated south with their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show. Originally sprung from the halls of the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the 1930s when they were just kids, Jimmy Carter was one of the original members and is still performing today. They toured and raised their voices as part of America’s Civil Rights Movement. At this stage in their impossibly long and remarkable 70+ year career, the release and tour of the new GRAMMY-nominated album, Almost Home, can’t help but feel like their swan song, or like the culmination of their long journey. Watch this stunning rendition of the timeless song "Amazing Grace" performed live at the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
Samantha Fish - "Black Wind Howlin" Live at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Samantha Fish | "Black Wind Howlin" Live at Blues & Brews

For the uninitiated, Samantha Fish's rock and roll roots are in plain sight, and her sound fuses blues and soul into one steamy pot. With a 5-album discography spanning over the course of just six short years, her work ethic is diligent and refined. "Practice as hard and as often as you can," she says. "You can never practice enough". Her set on the Festival's Main Stage closed with an intense and passionate renditions of one of her earliest hits "Black Wind Howlin". It will be a while before you cool down after this one!